The Canadian rep, Drizzy Drake has been awarded with a very hefty grant to make sure that his 2014 OVO Fest is the festival of the year! Read more below.
Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has given Drake a 300,000 grant for his upcoming OVO Festival!
“Each year, a government initiative called Celebrate Ontario helps fund “new and existing Ontario festivals and events enhance their programs.” According to a PDF on their website, OVO is just one of about 10 pages’ worth of events the program is awarding money. Other music fests receiving government money this year include Field Trip – a Toronto fest that this year features Broken Social Scene, Interpol, Fucked Up and other indie-minded bands – which is picking up CAN $99,406, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, which gets CAN $282,825, and Rock the Park: Gone Country – which spotlights Darius Rucker this year and received $300,000. Other notable recipients include the Toronto International Film Festival, Rogers Cup tennis tournament and Pride Toronto/WorldPride 2014 Toronto, who received the most money from the fund ($620,000)…”
Drakes OVO Fest is set to take place August 3rd and 4th, with headliners featuring himself , Outkast and more to be announced!